Wanted to introduce a book that all of us should read. This book is written by William Fay. He gives us a tool in this book every christian should use. We are called to Go and make disciples. This begins by going to share our faith, that is, how we have gone from death to life in Christ. Just to introduce the book to you, I want to share a portion of Chapter 2 called, Catch the Vision:
"One night I had a dream. A woman clutched a little girl, struggling to hold her child's head above the water. Nearby, a wave plunged a man into its salty depths. He choked for air as he thrashed his arms against a ceiling of water. All around, the ocean churned with drowning people, gasping for air and desperately trying to push their heads above the surface. Their screams were doused by the roar of the relentless waves. Their cries caught the wind, but only in vain. They were alone in their terror,with no help in sight.
Then a huge rock appeared, and a voice called into the darkness. People began crawling up the rock's craggy sides to safety.
But when they got to safety, something happened that drove me almost goofy. The people who emerged from the waves got busy. They got involved in building rock gardens, rock lives, rock jobs, listening to their rock music, and going to rock meetings where they talked about the people who were still drowning in the ocean. But nobody went back to the water's edge to help.
Have you ever tried to run or yell in a dream? In my dreams, I can do neither. Yet I tried to run; I tried to yell at the top of my lungs, "How could you have forgotten you were once in the sea?"
As I watched the "saved" scurry about their rock work and as I listened to their rock talk, I realized the rock was the cross of Calvary. The voice they heard was Jesus, calling by the power of the Holy Spirit, inviting them to come join him. He's never high up on the rock where it's safe; he's calling from the ocean's edge, there the dead, the diseased, and the lost are found, and as you might recall, that's where he found you."
Fay goes on to state, "Did you know that as few as 5-10 percent of the people in an average church have shared their faith in the past year? That means 90 percent of us have chosen the sin of silence. Just like in my dream, those who were drowning have gotten so busy and involved with the safety of "The Rock" they've forgotten to reach out to those who are still drowning."
I share this with you for two reasons. First it is a command of Christ to Go and make disciples. Second, it is only in obedience to this command that we experience the abundant life Christ promises. This is the adventure missing in most of our lives. This is eternal stuff we bypass on a daily basis, and Jesus is calling us to join Him. Will you join Him today? Think about it.